Creamy Cheesy Gnocchi…and Relatively Low Fat!

Another day, another quick meal 🙂 But this time it had to be an indulgent one unlike the last post for a healthy Chi-Thai Noodle Soup.

I’m off to Delhi this Friday and wanted to indulge my husband before my cooking hiatus for 2 weeks. On hand was some packaged gnocchi and my imagination! I had received an order for a cheesy dip for a young neighbor and as always I had made a little to much, so that gave me an idea for a yummy sauce for the pasta. Here’s what I needed for a quick fix, but oh so yummmy Low Fat Creamy Gnocchi.

  • 1 Packet(500g) Gnocchi
  • 1 tomato – de-seeded and chopped
  • 4-5 Garlic pods finely chopped
  • Alf-Farms Chicken Bacon(250 gms chopped)
  • 4-5 tbsps of my low fat Creamy Cheesy Dip(I WILL NOT tell you the exact recipe 😉 , but I use whole wheat flour and the juices of mushrooms and onion to make the roux. There is no maida or butter hence its super healthy) alternatively you can use some cream cheese or a regular white sauce.
  • Half a cup of milk
  • ½ tsp of chilli flakes.
  • Bacon Fat/Olive Oil
  • Chopped Basil Leaves
  1. Put your gnocchi on the boil.
  2. In the pan melt a tablespoon of bacon fat or olive oil(whatever you want/have), once it heats up add the garlic and chilli flakes and fry till the garlic becomes golden brown.
  3. Add the chicken bacon pieces and fry them up for a couple of minutes.
  4. Ad the white sauce and tomato.
  5. Stir in the milk and mix it all up to make the sauce.
  6. The gnocchi should be done by then. You know the gnocchi is cooked once it rises to the surface of the boiling water.
  7. Just scoop out the pasta and put it into the warm sauce. Mix it all up along with the basil leaves.
  8. Serve hot!

We were too hungry to photograph the cooking process, and the end result was sooo good that we barely managed to photograph the final dish! But here is what remained in the bowl…looks good enough to dive into…no?

PS – you can use this pasta sauce with almost any kind of pasta. I recommend my favorite – Spaghetti!

Here is my little Mojo begging to share our dinner 🙂

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